Facebook Can't Duck Minors' Credit Purchases Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (December 20, 2013, 6:54 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. will have to face a putative class action by a group of minors who spent money via Facebook Credit purchases without their parents’ permission on the social networking site, but the parents’ bids in the suit have been grounded, a California federal judge ruled Friday.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken granted Facebook’s motion to eliminate the parents’ claims under California’s Unfair Competition Law, but kept the children in the suit, finding the kids had standing to bring suit under the California Family Code, according...
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Case Information

Case Title

Bohannon v. Facebook, Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


Beth Labson Freeman

Date Filed

April 17, 2012

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